|Biography from Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers VI:|
|Kyle Sims was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on June 12, 1980. He was
raised there until the age of 18 when he ventured off to college in
Billings, Montana, where he received his BA in art. |
obsession with depicting the natural environment around him began
early, but he remembers age 13 as being a crucial time. At 16, he
began taking workshops that enabled him to meet Dan Smith, who has
become of good friend, and Paco and Toni Young, who nurtured his
development. Paco encouraged Sims to paint from life, and this way of
seeing changed Sims’s work in a big way.
Sims enjoys making
new discoveries with oil paint and getting out and observing wildlife
firsthand. Ungulates’ rutting periods can be very interesting, as
their social interactions and activity levels increase, and Sims has
found that this can make for some fun storytelling within the painting,
which is the key to a successful piece.
He has exhibited
annually at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale as well as at a few
well-known miniature shows. In 2005, he was awarded the Wildlife Award
at the former Arts for the Parks competition. During that same time, he
was awarded the Distinguished Young Artist Award from the Society of
In 2009 Sims received the Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman
Wildlife Award at the Prix De West Invitational and Best of Show at the
Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale. His work has appeared in Art of the
West, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, and Wildlife Art.
Masters of the West Show, Autry National Centery, Los Angeles, CA.
|Biography from Trailside Galleries - WY:|
|Kyle Sims was born in 1980 and raised outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He has been artistic and taken drawing and painting classes for as long as he can remember. His parents’ encouragement was an essential part of his development as an artist. |
At 13, Sims was inspired by the work of Carl Brenders. At 16, he took a workshop from Terry Isaac and Rod Frederick, which motivated him to continue painting. Painting on location has helped Sims to develop a certain color palette based on colors he has seen in nature. He uses this palette in the studio in an attempt to help his paintings look more life-like rather than photographic. Other artists who have influenced his work include Clyde Aspevig, Richard Schmid and Tucker Smith.
Kyle Sims has participated in many shows, including the Spirit of the West and the Gallery Award shows in Cheyenne, WY, the Douglas Invitational in Douglas, WY, and the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Auction in Cody, WY.
His awards include the Casper Petroleum Club Purchase Award in 2003, the Western Wildlife Art Show and Sale Best of Show in 1997, and the Spirit of the West Gallery Award in 1998. He has been published in "Southwest Art Magazine’s" 2002 '21 Under 31' and "Sporting Classics" May-June 2003. He has also done cover art for "Fur, Fish, and Game", June 2004 and Cabela’s Main Fall Catalog, September 2004.
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